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sign or a romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. >>> the tally. president obama 50%. 58 millian votes. mitt romney, 48%. 56 million votes. so much for the popular vote. the electoral vote. 270 needed to win. president obama 303, governor romney 206. still unassigned, 29, florida is conducting a recount. >>> was this election a mandate, a landslide, a rout, a speaker, a marginal win, what was it? >> it is a significant victory by the president of the united states by more than 2 million votes, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. there are 100 million folks in this country who are black, brown, asian, hispanic, middle eastern, they voted between 70 and 90% democratic and the white vote only went by 18 points to mitt romney. john of the seven largest states in the country, illinois, new york, pennsylvania, california have gone democratic i
, is the president's first win today. mitt romney, we project, will be the winner in indiana, kentucky, and in west virginia. the states that you see in white are states where the polls had now closed, but we do not yet have enough information on which to base a projection. as we were saying, mitt romney has just picked up the state of west virginia. now, you may be looking at this and saying, wait a minute, that shows us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vote that has been counted and also our exit polling. we have been talking to voters in all of these states all day long as they've left the polling places and based on that exit poll information, we will project winners in these states and we will do so only when we have complete confidence in that projection. now let's look at that battleground states that we keep referring to tonight. these are the states that could go either way. these are the states that are going to tip the balance tonight for one candidate or the
affected the national election. in the sense that the romney momentum is temporarily, certainly was temporarily halted. the benghazi thing has been knocked off the front pages, and the president is putting himself in the role of president as head of state, rather than the campaign mode, which i don't think is effective, i think it's the real toss-up and this interruption has helped the president. >> matt -- political harmony before the three. >> chris kiss tee is emotional, reacting in the moment, he really cares about his state and people. he tweeted that the jersey shore, his childhood was gone. this is a very wrenching moment for him as it is for the people who were living through this in new jersey and new york. and the president is doing his job, and it's a time when government has been under assault in the political arena, and it gives the president a chance to show that government can have a positive influence in people's lives. government is working here. the states could not respond fully on their own, they need the help, and so i think this is a moment that i wish we c
: while she was making some smooth moves for the president, kid rock had his republican hat on for romney. >> go, romney. go, ryan. we'll get this done, ohio. >> schieffer: the pop stars and candidates race through the battleground states on one long last lap. >> that's quite a virginia beach welcome. >> hello, nevada. >> new hampshire got me the republican nomination, and new hampshire is going to get me the white house. thanks, you guys. >> schieffer: if there's anything both sides can agree on, this is close and could come down to one state, but which one, florida, virginia, or-- >> i think you may have noticed everyone paying's a lot of attention to ohio. >> schieffer: and them there's the wild card. what will the impact that the super storm that destroyed parts of new jersey and plunkedly the lower half the manhattan into darkness have the race? we've got the latest on hurricane sandy damage,en and this we'll turn to the best of the best political remembers, analysts and race watchers to give us their take on the presidential race. we'll start with peggy noonan of the "wall street jo
, florida still too close to call. but he has the electoral votes. he needs 274 to mitt romney's 243. both with 49%. only several hundred thousand votes now separating the president from mitt romney in the popular vote. he's clearly won the electoral vote and there's so much anticipation in chicago for his acceptance speech. >> the loser will come out and give the concession speech first. so, i'm sure president obama is awaiting mitt romney to accept forward and acknowledge he has been defeated and then president obama comes forward and says hopefully in a gracious way, that he has won. we are looking live at the stage in boston, as a matter of fact, where the crowd, a lot more subdued as you might expect is awaiting mitt romney to step forward and at some point i suspect soon, we will hear from the former governor of massachusetts who as we said is in boston. he will come forward to acknowledge he has been defeated despite running a very tough and hard campaign against an incumbent as has been noted many times, this is the first time since franklin roosevelt has been re-elected with unemp
, turnout. which side gets their voters to the polls. >> all of a sudden, pennsylvania. mitt romney on election day will visit pittsburgh. >> you see pennsylvania turning red, it's over. >> we're not taking anything for granted. pennsylvania has tightened, absolutely. >> if you have a single working class female suburban undecided voter in your home, cover her with plywood. >> folks impacted by hurricane sandy say they are too worried about surviving to vote. >> you got to be kidding me. >> a nor'easter is headed to the state of florida on wednesday. it's expected to hit nework and new jersey. >> new orleans wins at home. philadelphia needed a win. didn't get it. >> are your hometown chicago bears good enough to win the super bowl? >> yes, they are. >> you have a favorite team? >> the patriots, and i take personal full responsibility for their two super bowl wins. >> is it true you did some shows with no audience last week? >> yes. >> what was that like? >> about like tonight. >> and all that matters. >> it's a couple hours off from work tomorrow. >> on "cbs this morning." >> did yo
this morning." president obama wins big, telling americans "the best is yet to come." governor mitt romney says "i pray the president will be successful." >>> the democrats tighten their control of the senate, while the house stays in republican hands. >>> and a major new storm forces evacuations along the east coast. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> and we know in our heart that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the voters speak, huge victory for president obama. >> all the key battleground states including ohio. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we were made more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> reporter: the crowd here in chicago is going bananas. >> reporter: there is a sense of deflate and defeat in this room. >> i still wish i could lead the country in a different direction but the nation shows another leader. >> the president has been reelected but nobody's put a stamp of approval on his program. >> the republ
>>> decision day. president obama and mitt romney make final arguments before millions of americans head to the polls. >> on november 6th, we come together for a better future, and november 7th, we get to work. >> are you fired up? >> the first votes are in. while millions have cast early ballots, the first polls open especially overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy affect the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. this is the cbs morning news for tuesday, november 6th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrelle brown. the first ballots of election day 2012 have been cast. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with big
america. >> president obama and mitt romney blitz the swing state in a race still too close to call. >> only one full day of campaigning left. >> all of this comes down to turnout because frankly there's very few if undecided votes left. >> the campaign we built is a close race. we think the president is in a good position to win. >> we think romney will win ohio. >> i think it's impossible to call. >> it's a week now since sandy hit but the people who lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> sitting here bundled up. it's terrible. >> as many as 40,000 new yorkers may need temporary housing. forecasters are predicting a nor'easter will slam the region on wednesday. >> me i can be hungry but i don't want my children to be hungry. >> a group of african painted dogs attacked a child who fell into the zoo. >> he used a prosthetic leg that responds to his thoughts. >> all that -- >> touchdown. >> doug martin finishes with 251 yards and four touchdowns. >> -- and all that matters. >> both of you can't get together and accomplish things in >>
that there are some romney voters and independents who will be voting for kaine as well. now we're going to head over to the george allen headquarters where my colleague andrea mccarron takes over. andrea, what's going on over there? >> reporter: i am with susan allen who in this day and age a candidate's wife seems to log swch mileages the candidate himself. what are you hearing on the road with regards to women's issues? >> it's all about the pocketbook. women are concerned about the economy, whether they can get a job, whether their children can get a job, whether their spouse or friend can get a job. i've been on the road a year and a half and that was the topic everybody across the board was discussing. the policies have been more harm full to women. >> reporter: how difficult is it to listen to some of the negative attacks on your husband in that whole election has been marked by that? >> it's unfortunate because, again, i think voters are smarter than that. i think they see through the issues that are portrayed as women's issues. they understand there are people like george allen who want to
. >> thank you. norah? >>> for four days during superstorm sandy, president obama and mitt romney took it easy on each other, but on thursday they were back on the attack. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> former white house press secretary robert gibbs is a senior adviser to the obama campaign and join us this morning. good morning, robert. >> good morning, norah, how are you? >> good, good. we have a jobs report coming up today. the unemployment number could tick up. doesn't that reinforce mitt romney's position that obama's record on the economy has been a failure? >> no, look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward. 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that's been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all want to end
. >> i'm from massachusetts. and i'm not particularly pleased at the way that mitt romney ran massachusetts when he was the governor there. >> reporter: but some say that was an aberration. >> there were a lot of folks who maybe had some hope for something difficult last time around but haven't seen that change. >> reporter: now i had an opportunity to speak to tim kaine a short while ago and i asked him if president obama wins re-election, i asked him if that means tim kaine wins if you win? but there are voters here that tim kaine's campaign says voters who will vote for romney and also vote for tim kaine. we'll have to see how all that plays out. we do know tim kaine has been very busy the past five days making 32 stops and 20 radio hits this morning. extremely busy getting out before the voters. we'll let you know how the most expensive senate race in virginia history turns out. back to you. >> we'll know some answers in a few hours. >>> in the district, the majority of the races deal with the makeup of the city council, the board of educations and of course ethics issues.
on the campaign trail, top voting starts in less than 12 hours. president obama and mitt romney are spending these final moments pounding the swing states. mr. obama trying to sway the undecided in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. the president says he deserves four more years because he is the true candidate of change. >> governor romney is a talented sales man. and in this campaign he's tried as hard as he can. >> democrats countered with vice president joe biden in sterling. bruce with more on that. >> one more day roared thousands of romney supporters into the patriot center. thousands more circled outside unable to get in. >> if anyone out there following american politics wants to know where the energy is, come in this room. >> the romney campaign insists shows that will bring a route on tuesday. the campaign has a hard time pointing to any polls that track that. >> we thank you and ask you to stay with it all the way until we win tomorrow night. >> we need you virginia. with your help, we will win virginia. we win virginia, we win this election. >> joe biden spoke to a much smaller but no le
's where you can find federal workers at lunchtime. who's best for federal workers, obama or romney? obama or romney? their jobs and careers could be affected by who occupies the white house for the next four years, what time you sir, who's better? >> patch act, i can't speak to that. >> what about you? obama or romney? >> i would say from a military's perspective. i'm a spouse, michelle obama has done great things for military families. >> reporter: romney has promised to reduce the federal work force by 10%, cutting two jobs for every one that's filled. who's better romney or obama for fedel workers? >> it's a question contains a logical fallacy. i'm not going to answer that. >> i'd have to say obama might be the better. >> reporter: because? >> it seems romney might want to slash some jobs and cut unnecessary spending. >> reporter: romney would eliminate some departments and cap government spending at 20% without cutting defense spending. >> i disagree with that. he's going to take a beat ax and not think about it. >> romney wants to lay us off and obama just froze our salaries so i gue
in florida, ohio, and colorado. meanwhile, mitt romney started his day in iowa, followed by stops in ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia. danielle nottingham reports on the race to the finish. >> reporter: stevie wonder opened for president obama in cincinnati, ohio, adding some new lyrics to one of his old hits. the president followed by singing the praises of his supporters. >> i need you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is just one of several battleground states both candidates visited sunday. >> if the president were to be reelected, he would -- it's possible, but not likely. >> reporter: mitt romney also traveled to iowa and pennsylvania where he cut into the president's lead. the election is so close, the president even joined president bill clinton in new hampshire, which holds just four of the 270 electoral votes needed to win. both the romney and obama campaigns are predicting a victory on tuesday, but the polls show a very tight race with no clear favorite. pollsters say if anyone has an edge, it's the president, because he needs fewer swing states to win the white house. >> i still think
since franklin roosevelt. mitt romney says he'll do a better job if voters put him in the white house. the republican nominee is spending the last few days of the campaign making that case in the battleground states. romney is in iowa and ohio today, trying to pick up the few remaining undecided voters. >> and we ask you to stay at it all the way to the finish line. because we're going to win on tuesday night. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the race is tight in nine swing states. the latest polls also show the race tightening in pennsylvania, a state once thought to be easily in the president's win column. the romney campaign is now making a late push to take pennsylvania. >> thank you. >> reporter: rom fee will visit the state on sunday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> the obama campaign called the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. however, the democrats do plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. >>> and howard is coming up next with your weekend forecast. we'll be right back. >> lesli, sandy has kept us in the cool
barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio and pennsylvania. here's what he
states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of cincinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president leads by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up five points. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy cordes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in d.e.m. moyne tonight for two reasons: first, because iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign feels most confident about winning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first catapulted him towards the president swi that upset win in the iowa caucuses five years ago. >> hello, colorado! hello, wisconsin! hello, ohio! >> pelley: president obama has spent the past 48 hours in seven states, three time zones. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: surrendering sleep and his vo
college lead, president obama pulled ahead of mitt romney in the popular vote overnight. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live on capitol hill with more on the president's successful re-election bid. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning, you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought it would be. now the final returns are still coming in but right now, president obama is up by about 1.8 million popular votes. and he swept all of the big battleground states. florida, ohio, and yes, virginia barely. now listen to this -- [ cheering and applause ] now that is the sound of wild cheers of the obama victory rally in chicago as the newly re-elected president walked out to deliver his victory speech around 1:40 this morning. in it he thanked the nearly 158 million americans that voted for him especially since some people waited in line for several hours to vote. he even mentioned it in his speech by saying quote by the way, we have got to fix that. now in regards to his opponent the president
president obama is going for a second term. here is a look at the vote so far. 50% of mitt romney, 48% for the president. and now to the electoral vote, 272 to win, mitt romney with 187 an obama with 148. but again, some key swing states seem to be going to the presidents direction. >> and we should note we saw both president obama and mitt romney campaigning quite a bit in virginia and that is because it is a battleground. they have 13 votes up for grabs and they are both trying to get the voters support. tonight, peggy fox and andrea yeah richmond are out there. first to peggy. >> reporter: well, first of all, if you have been watching you saw governor george allen con seed to tim kaine. so excitement, joy here at the democratic head quarters but not too much because we are waiting for the results to come in and home that obama can pull it there. think is the democratic chair of the payty hawaii are you thinking now? --party, what are you thinking now? >> i am very happy. tim kaine is a great man. he was the mayor of the city and he is going to be a great senator. >> reporter: but
on the campaign trail. he'll visit wisconsin, nevada and colorado today and governor mitt romney heads to virginia after campaigning in florida on wednesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in jacksonville. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah, good morning, charlie. to say that the hurricane threw a wrench in the presidential campaign is an understatement. both sides suspending campaigning. mitt romney muting his attacks on the president. the president yesterday getting to do something romney could not. act as comforter in chief. >> i'm going to help you get it all together. i promise. i promise. >> reporter: as the president tour storm-ravaged areas of new jersey he met with victims and officials, reassuring them the government would be there to help. >> everybody safe? that's the most important thing then we'll get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: apartment his side was new jersey republican governor chris christie, a mitt romney supporter. recognizing christie for his leadership the president sought to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he's been a
on be the campaign trail with events in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> understand what it takes to get this country going again. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks he made about disaster relief funding. at a republican primary debate last year romney down plad the federal government's role in disaster response. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states that's the right direction. it can go further and send it b
have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> mitt romney conceding defeat after a bitter and costi itly campaign. >> ann and i join with you to earn estly pray for him and the nation. >> but little changes in congress, with democrats maintaining control of the senate, while the gop holds sway over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battleground states. the president won this wisconsin and iowa's six electoral votes, a state that launched his first campaign and the key western state of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral col
in the house. president obama hopes to sit down with mitt romney in the coming weeks to meet the difficult challenges ahead. in his concession speech romney also expressed the need to find common ground. >> and at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the president is facing some major crises. most urgently a fiscal cliff that's looming next month. if congress doesn't reach a deal on a mix of automatic tax increases and spending cuts the economy could fall back into a recession but the president is optimistic. >> despite all the frustrations of washington i've never been more hopeful about the future. >> reporter: with a high unemployment rate and a huge national debt, the president has the next four years cut out for him. bigad shaban, cbs news, chicago. >> president may be optimistic but wall street is let acting poorly to -- reacting poorly to his re-election. right now the dow is down 311.5 points. it's fluctuating there. and financial experts say markets around the wor
. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling congressional leaders, and both the president and republican house speaker john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation. but there are battles ahead and we have a team of correspondents covering this fresh start with old players in washington. first, nancy cordes with the president. >> reporter: the president and his family boarded air force one in chicago this afternoon after a visit to campaign headquarters where president obama embraced his campaign manager, jim messina, and elated staffers and volunteers. despite all the talk beforehand of a razor tight race, in the end president obama captured all but two of the states he won in 2008. i just spoke with governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. (applause) we may ha
checkan is in chicago, but we'll start with randall pinkston where republican challenger mitt romney voted earlier today. >>reporter: mitt romney and his wife, ann, cast their ballots at a senior center in their hometown of belmont, massachusetts today. then they kissed each other good-bye. >> yeah, i feel great about ohio. >>reporter: romney head today a last minute campaign rally in cleveland where his running mate paul ryan joined him. ryan voted for himself twice today in the swing state of wisconsin where he's also running for reelection to congress. later today romney will be in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, a state as campaign advisers now say is up for grabs. >> in the last few weeks we've seen pennsylvania, the polls there tighten, and become a tremendous opportunity. >>reporter: romney hopes the enthusiasm surrounding his campaign leads to a big turnout at turnout polls. i'm randall pinkston in boston. >>reporter: i'm begat cheban in chicago. the president began with his supporters here in his hometown this morning and played basketball with his friends. president obama arrived i
. mitt romney spent a portion of his day stumping around while the democrats countered with joe biden in sterling. bruce was at 2 of those 3 events with more. what a day. >> the candidates now in an all out sprint for the finish and it is a measure of just how critical virginia is to mitt romney easy electric for al college calculus. he has spent 3 of the last 5 days here. and the experts say that president obama might be able to assemble annie electric for al college majority even without virginia. even republican analysts say for mitt romney, the odds are almost impossible without the commonwealth. >> one more day for thousands of romney supporters jammed into the patriot center. thousands more circled outside unstable to get in. >> if anyone following american politics wants to know where the energy is, come in this room. >> that energy shows a few found momentum that will bring a route on tuesday. although the campaign has a hard time pointing to any polls that track that. >> we thank you and ask you to stay with it all the way until we win tomorrow night. >> we need you virginia.
election day and watch the results roll in. >>> mitt romney was working until the very last minute in hopes of winning the election. he this morning and off to cleveland and pittsburgh, the rallies with supporters there, hoping that they head to the polls and cast a ballot for him. pennsylvania has long been a democratic stronghold. >>> well, outside groups, including super pacs, nonprofit advocacy groups have spent nearly $53 until just on virginia senate race alone which is the top in the nation. >> we get to kristin fisher who's at washington elementary school in alexandria where george allen is voting voting this morning. good morning, kristin. what can you tell us? has the candidate arrived? >> apparently we're having -- >> there she is. good morning, kristin. >>reporter: good morning. well, it is a very chilly election morning, but that hasn't stopped virginians from getting out early. look at this line outside the washington mill elementary school in mount vernon. it's at least, almost 200 people deep and the polls just opened, people just started going in. and right now we
. mitt romney and president obama both talked about the storm. >> when disaster strike, we see america at its best, all the petty differences that consume us all seem to melt away. >> reporter: that was earlier this week. >> i drove by a group of protesters today, out there chanting "four more years" our chant is "five more days." this is lime for real change. when i'm elected president, we'll bring change to america. >> attacks cut that favor is wealthy is not change. >> reporter: it is friday, saturday, sunday, monday, four days to go. >> we'll have to come up with a new slogan tomorrow. >> reporter: the 225,000 maryland voters voted by the end of tuesday night. i should have said by the end of last night, but it is close, abc news posts obama 49, romney 48. some say obama 49, romney 47. anyone can make a difference. new consumer confidence survey is up. tomorrow, watch the last unemployment report before the election. it is close and anything can make a difference. >> it is. gary. so are you getting a little tired of politics? a four year old little girl burst into tears after heari
republicans focus on what went wrong inside mitt romney's campaign. we'll talk with former secretary of state condoleezza rice. >> frustration gross in the northeast. new york begins to ration gas and thousands still remain in the dark. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street. over a looming fiscal crisis. >> steep budget cuts and tax increases that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rates is not acceptable and frankly couldn't even pass the house. >> today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. noomb snowboard everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. i would talk about the fiscal cliff if i knew what it was. >> can't get through friday with this amount of gas. >> parts of new york rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. extreme weather is here to change. climate change is a reality. >> the judge sentenced
candidate of change. >> governor romney is a talented sales man. and in this campaign he's tried as hard as ectorepackage the same old bad items and make them out to be new ideas. >> mitt romney is also crisscrossing the battleground states. he's telling voters president obama already had four years to prove himself. >> you hope the president would live up to his promise to solve big problems. he hasn't. i will. >> romney is wrapping up campaign with rallies in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. he worked to close the deal with independent voters. >> anyone who wonders whether better jobs and paychecks are a thing of the past, i have a clear and unequivocal message. with the right leadership, america is about to come roaring back. >> at every stop, both candidates are pleading with supporters who haven't voted early to get to the polls on tuesday. cbs news, white house. >> president obama will end his night in chicago. romney will finish in new hampshire where he's got a home. both men will have made more than 100 campaign stops. >> sky 9 was over the site of a deadly accident to
challenger mitt romney is in lynchburg, virginia for a ral lie that is going to take place there in about 30 minutes. danielle nottingham reports on both candidates, making a final push to win over votes. >> mitt romney kicked off his last campaign day in florida, where voters will help award the biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that is exactly what is going to happen. >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> i need iowa. cleveland really does rock, you know that? >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. but in the swing states, the president appears to have a slht edge. pollsterbelieve the president is closer to the 270 el
romney says that he lost the presidential election because of the gifts that president obama gave to african- americans and hispanics and to his core supporters. that's explanation that romney gave his donors during a conference call yesterday. he said the president used programs like obama care to get the black vote and amnesty for children of illegal immigrants o to get the hispanic vote. one of romney's biggest supporters bobby jindal denounced the remarks. >> i reject that notion and description. i think that's wrong. that is not -- i don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party and i think that has got to be one of the most fundament tall take aways from the election. >> romney lost the election by 3.5 million-volts or 3%. -- votes or 3%. david axle rod says romney is looking at america through the 47% prism. >>> shots rang out as the fbi swat teamed served a warrant in the 6700 block of kipling parkway. gunfire erupted around 6:30 this morning. the fbi says that no one was hit. they're also not saying who fired the shots. one woman was
bitter campaign. against challenger mitt romney. >> and one of the big stories around here voter tushout was huge. check out the video from dumfries, virginia. some voters waited in lines of up to four hours to cast a ballot. they were not giving up. they were in a long line and they stayed if place even after -- in place even after the polls closed last night. kristin fisher starts our coverage. she's talking about the race for president. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought that it would be. the final returns are still coming in but right now president obama is up by about 1.8 million popular votes and also swept the big battleground states. ohio, florida, and yes, virginia. but barely. and listen to this. the sound from president obama's election night rally. [ cheering and applause ] those are the wild cheers at the obama victory rally in chicago as the newly re-elected president walked out to deliver the victory speech around 1:40 this m
. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> the most pressing issue on the table might be the so- called fiscal cliff. if congress doesn't do something, americans face a rollback of tabb cuts as well as big slashes to defense and social programs and although it has no impact on the outcome of the election, cbs news has not called the election in florida. two counties it seems are still counting their votes for president. overseas prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he'll continue to work with president obama to continue to protect israelis and china's leaders say they're optimistic that a second obama term will give boat countries time to improve their -- both countries time to improve their relationship. >>> most investors are concerned nothing has really changed. >> reaction not so positive on wall street, the dow dropping more than 300 points finishing below 13,000 for the first time since august. >>> much closer to home the celebration already well underway for supporters of mary
in just a minute. >>> tonight, mitt romney explains via conference call that he lost the presidential election because president barack obama was out there offering gifts in the things like the dream act for latino voters and free contraception for young women. but robin from warrenton, virginia says that romney needs to get over himself. this is ridiculous already. when is he going to accept the fact that he lost for the race for president and now he insists why he lost the election? what a cry baby. even some republicans have been criminal cal for romney -- critical for romney. the bowie state student who stabbed her roommate. let's get right out to the live report at the courthouse with that verdict. andrea? >> reporter: well derek, as i have been telling you, ken molestina is messaging me with the very latest. if this is the case, it is a total shocker. not guilty on all seven counts is the verdict i'm getting from ken in the courtroom. this would be the case of alexis simpson, accused of stabbing her bowie state university roommate dominique frasier to death just weeks after the
. employers did add 171,000 jobs last month. out on the campaign trail mitt romney and barack obama responded to the numbers. >> unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we've made real progress but we are here today because we know weave got more work to do. >> president obama spending his day campaigning in 0 hio mitt romney in way. only four days to go until we go to vote, both men spending the weekend trying to sway the undecided. >>> the rising unemployment numbers do not bode well for veterans coming home from overseas so today at a joint base anacostia bowling in d.c. scott broom got a look at what's facing employers and veterans as they try to make a match with each other. >> reporter: they call this job fair at joint base anacostia bowling "hiring our heroes." >> they've got the integrity, the work ethic that people are looking for. >> reporter: this is where veterans have traded uniform for business suit, although some are still wearing their stripes. >> we have over 60 employers. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel kathleen is organizing these job fairs
. >>> closing arguments. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country making one last pitch to voters before election day. >>> you hope president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. to solve big problems. he hasn't. i will. >>> we know what change looks like. and what he's selling ain't it. >>> after sandy, more than a million people are still without power this morning while temperatures drop and a new storm threatens the east coast. >>> animal attack. a tragedy at a pittsburgh zoo when a young boy is mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs. >> the mother and dad crying carrying their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead h
to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going t it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his campaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor romney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. and jan crawford is covering his campaign. >> we really can't have four more years like the last four years. i know the-- the obama folks are chanting four more years, four more years. but our chant is t
numbers. in ohio, the president said they showed "we have made real progress." governor romney in wisconsin said the numbers show the economy is still at a virtual standstill. it takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency and our cbs news election team estimates that 255 are solidly in the obama camp or leaning toward him. for mr. romney it's 206. so the election will come down to the nine swing states that could go either way. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and, bob, what do you make of how close it is in the swing states? >> well, it started out close and it is even closer now. scott, i kind of took a survey of our pollsters. they can not recall a time when these battleground states are closer than they are right now with the possible exception of ohio where the president has a teeny lead. all of these states are in the margin of error. what that means is there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it's just going to come down to who gets their voters to the polls. it's goin
are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the aftermath of hurricane sandy's widespread destruction. transportation is gradually being restored and power is coming back little by little and people are struggling to dig out from a munten of debris. at least 90 deaths are blamed on the storm. property damage estimated from $30 billion to $50 billion, that would make it the second costliest storm in u.s. history, only behind hurricane katrina. 4.6 million customers have no power from east coast to the midwest. randall, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we like to talk about the good news. the amazing hard work that is being done to recover, but so much was lost and still so much work remaining to be done. it's all taking a toll. you didn't have to look hard to find frustrat
's economic plan saying mr. obama had done a good job with a bad hand. governor mitt romney is also logging campaign miles this weekend. yesterday in the battle ground state of new hampshire, he criticized president obama for urging americans to vote as, quote, the best revenge. romney encouraged his supporters to vote for love of country instead. two atlanta police officers were killed last night when their low-flying helicopter crashed near a busy intersection. the officers were part of a team searching for a missing child. the child later turned up unharmed. egypt's coptic church has a new hope. the selection process unfolded this morning during a televised ceremony in cairo. the ship was named a cop tick patriarch after a blindfolded altar boy drew his name out of a chalice. now for the weather, cool up north. rainy down south. and calm out west. in the days ahead, a mid-week storm could bring rain and perhaps some snow to the northeast. the forecast elsewhere is mostly sunny and clear. >> all of them are negative. osgood: next... i'm going to ask you questions about the ads when it's d
ought to give mitt romney a big job in his administration all in the interest of bipartisanship. i agreed with that. i suggested perhaps tax reform and michelle in hyattsville is with us. i think you have a great idea about including romney in some sort of position in this second government given how divisive the politics of the race were. this would go a long way to creating genuine bipartisanship to solve the serious economic problems this country faces. romney's business experience would be invaluable and silence the racial and class bigots. then there was this on a story i did last night at 11:00 chatting with an elections expert who argues that those fancy new touchscreen voting machines are the real reason behind those long voting lines. he says we need to go back to the paper ballots and our good friend deb from arlington believes him. well, now live in arlington and voted with ease with a paper ballot. i had never done one before, but they told me the line was shorter than for the voting gizmos. i was in and out in five minutes. like the voting machine fellow said, machines
mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate for change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> mitt romney is concentrating on virginia today as he was toning down his speech after sandy, but today, he was back on the attack. >> these are critical times, an election of consequence. an election where you're not going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> and get this, according to clear politics, barack obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat tied at 47.7% of the votes nationwide. >>> a live look outside. topper shutt will be along in just a few minutes with a full look at your forecast. >>> right after the break, their fight against obesity. some new programs out there to help you shed those unwanted pounds. >>> the epic size of america's obesity rate. many adults and children these days are struggling with their weights. more and more programs are geared towards helping severely overweight people shed some of those pounds. >> reporter: helen
heading to chicago for election day. >>> governor mitt romney will stop in virginia, florida and new hampshire before returning to boston. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder induced him. -- introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it is possible, but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. sunday president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you have voted. but if you haven't, there is still time. >> reporter: today he will hit florida, colorado and ohio before heading home for election day. mitt romney's battleground sunday included ohio, iowa, and pennsylvania. today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> you are tired of being tired. not justton but all the time. >> both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it is all about getting as many people as possible into the election booth goos tha
slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. we're four days away from a fresh stuart. >> in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering ain't it. >> danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> unemployment is sure to be one of the hot topics as the candidates swing through the battleground of virginia in the last few days before the election president obama is scheduled to hold a rally in bristol tomorrow night with former president bill cline toned and singer dave matthews. mitt romney will be in fairfax monday at george mason university. >>> a judge heard argument today over policy for poll workers. both parties have poll watchers and they are typically there to answer any questions voters have about what's on the ballot. a ruling is expected before tuesday, election day. >>> the most recent polls show the senate race between george allen and tim kaine too close to call in virginia. a survey just wednes
report help more, president obama, or perhaps it's mitt romney. we'll be joined live by cbs news' bob schieffer coming up next. keely and bianca thompson. keely, keely, keely and bianca thompson. accokeek. keely's district boxing and youth center. accokeek. >>> we are coming down to the wire, and on the presidential campaign trail, president obama and mitt romney are both targeting undecided voters who may be influenced by today's unemployment report. the jobless rate rose a 10th of a point from 7.8 to 7.9%. it is the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. employers added 171,000 new jobs in october. 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. both president obama and mitt romney campaigned today in the battleground state of ohio. >>> with election day just days away the final push in the presidential race will be the focus of this week's cbs news "face the nation." joining us from new york is the host, bob schieffer. bob, does today's unemploymen
. now mitt romney is talking about why he didn't defeat president obama. that's coming up at 5:31. >>> in sports at 5:22, the wizards are in danger of becoming the nba's laughingstock. >> next at 5:15, we'll see if howard is removing some of the raindrops from his seven-day forecast. we'll be back. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromatic layer of blended fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. wow. you really are bilingual. yeah, i dated a comma in high school. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >>> welcome back. it's 5:13. 41 chilly degrees. no problems to report. there was construction on the northbound side of 295 before eastern avenue. it's been cleared but left just a bit of slow traffic now trying to ge
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